Caterpillar introduces new 308E2 mini excavator
New compact machine ideally suited to working in restricted areas.
According to Caterpillar, the compact radius Cat 308E2 CR SB hydraulic excavator is the first machine in the Mini Hydraulic Excavator line-up to meet the United States EPA Tier 4 Final and European Union Stage IIIB emission standards.
The machine comes with a new load sensing and flow sharing High Definition hydraulic system which aims to provide improved controllability. It uses the machine's power more efficiently during the digging cycle to deliver greater productivity and up to 10 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency.
It also offers greater comfort with its spacious operator environment featuring ample ingress and egress room as well as generous leg room.
All the E series models are equipped with a digital control panel that is specially designed for Cat mini excavators - COMPASS - Complete Operation, Maintenance, Performance, and Security System.
Built into the COMPASS monitor are an anti-theft system, which requires a five-digit alphanumeric password to start the machine, and an Economy mode feature that Cat says can lower fuel use by up to 20 per cent.
Cat adds the control panel promotes ease of operation and a comprehensive view of maintenance levels and requirements. The cab layout is fitted with ergonomic joysticks and a heated air suspension seat is available as an option.
The mini excavator can be fitted with a wide range of Cat Work Tools such as buckets, hammers and compactors if required.
Engine: Cat C 3.3 B
Operating weight (kg): 8400
Net power (hp): 65
Dig depth (mm): 4150
Find out more about Caterpillar's new excavator on Cat Australia's website.
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